HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Milliken's Bend, La., April 2, 1863.
Major General U. S. GRANT, Comdg. Department of the Tennessee:
GENERAL: Among the letters found with the mail carrier yesterday is one signed by Sergt. A. Myott, and dated on the 27th ultimo, at Vicksburg, in which the writer says that all the force lately at Vicksburg, except his own regiment, has gone up to Yazoo to meet the Yankees. This, I think, is proximately, but not literally, true. Since then, doubtless, several regiments have returned to Vicksburg.
In the Vicksburg Whig, of the 31st ultimo, an order of the same date is noticed, requiring all persons to bring all skiffs and other craft to Vicksburg and deliver them to the military authorities and obtain payment for the same. I mention this fact because it may import something desirable to be known.
Your obedient servant,
JOHN A. McClernand.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, Before Vicksburg, April 2, 1863.
Major General STEPHEN A. HURLBUT, Comdg. SIXTEENTH Army Corps:
GENERAL: I understand that the Fourteenth, Twelfth, Eighth, and Thirty-fourth Iowa Regiments are under orders to report to me. You may direct the Fourteenth to be left at Cairo, and the Thirty-FIFTH, now at Cairo, to come here. The remainder of these regiments send here also.
U. S. GRANT.
BOLIVAR, April 2, 1863.
Brigadier General NATHAN KIMBALL, Jackson:
Colonel Lawler left at noon with 500 mounted men. I have also sent 200 infantry to Somerville.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE Numbers 93.
Young's Point, La., April 3, 1863.
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VII. Major General C. C. Washburn, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the cavalry in WEST Tennessee. He will report in person without delay of Major General S. A. Hurlbut, commanding Memphis, Tenn., for orders.
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By order of Major General U. S. Grant:
[JNO. A. RAWLINS,
LA GRANGE, April 3, 1863.
SIR: Please state precisely your information in reference to 200 rebels having crossed the Hatchie; especially what command; which way